Zambia is actually a landlocked country at the crossroads of East, Central, and Southern Africa. It borders Tanzania, Malawi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. Lusaka is the capital city. In 1964 Zambia gained its independence from the United Kingdom.
The country covers 752,618 km² (290,587 sq mi) and had an estimated population of 17,351,708 people as of 2018. Zambia is a developing country. Its economy was one of the fastest-growing in Africa during the first decade of the 21st century. Recently, it has stalled due to significant fiscal deficits, declining copper prices, and energy shortages.
Zambia is known to be one of the best safari destinations globally.